Civilian holds robbery suspect at gunpoint in Lawrence County

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Ryan Thomas Denham

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. – A two-day search for a robbery suspect ended after he was held at gunpoint after a second robbery attempt, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell.

Ryan Thomas Denham, 24, of Moulton, Ala., was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday on County 556 in the Caddo community. Mitchell said deputies surrounded the area after receiving a report that Denham had attempted to rob a man at gunpoint.

Sheriff Mitchell said that when the victim would not give Denham what he wanted, he walked away.  A short time later, a civilian was able to capture Denham at gunpoint. He was taken into custody without further incident, according to Mitchell.

Denham faces two counts of robbery and is also a suspect in a church burglary that occurred Tuesday night, according to Mitchell.  He is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail with no bond set at this time.


  • SFCRetired

    Let’s understand something: A CITIZEN held the suspect at gunpoint. As much as law enforcement likes to think otherwise, they are civilians also and have no more rights than anyone else.

  • Jomama

    “What You Say” is a mental midget as are ALL Dem-O-Crap Libs! The NRA is here to stay, and thats a fact, Jack! Quite frankly, the Honorable Civilian should have popped a few caps when the criminal “made him feel threatened”. Low life criminals have NO right breathing the same air we law abiding citizens breathe!

  • NRA Is Here To Stay

    What You Say- Is a mental Midget as are all Dem-O-Craps Libs! The Honorable Citizen should have saved us taxpayers alot of money and eliminate the Vermin (when he felt threatened of course). This trash will make a wonderful wife to Big Bubba in Prison.

  • paul

    crazy people with guns; what can you do? I know! Let’s do background checks and maybe keep some guns away from crazy, or sick, folks! whataya say?

  • Say What

    Don’t gloat so much — it is not flattering! For every story like this there are many many more where things go very bad! Remember, even a broken clock is right twice a day!

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